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Velez, Salita on Wilder-Manswell undercard

Unbeaten featherweight Jayson Velez (18-0, 13 KOs) is the latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto Rico. This Saturday he faces veteran Leivi Brea (18-9-3, 9 KOs) in the eight-round co-main event of the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes televised card from the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama.

Also seeing action is longtime contender Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KOs) will continue on his road back to a world title shot when he faces an opponent to be determined in an eight round junior middleweight fight. Salita has won three straight since his lone career defeat in a world title fight against Amir Khan in 2009.

In the main event, 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder looks to make it 24 knockouts in 24 fights without a loss when he battles Kertson Manswell (22-5, 17 KOs).

Thomas Williams Jr. (9-0, 6 KOs) will compete for the fourth time this year on Saturday when he meets Harley Kilfian (9-10, 8 KOs) in a six round light heavyweight battle.

Ray Ray Bryant (2-0, 1 KO) squares off against Anthony Middlebrook (9-9-2, 7 KOs) in a four round junior lightweight fight.

Heavyweight Keith Thompson (5-1, 3 KOs) who will meet Anthony Greeley in a four round contest.

Rounding out the show will be Gundrick King (17-8, 11 KOs) who will take on Mikel Williams in a four round light heavyweight matchup.

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